Old people in Ghana are growing healthier with unique dancing skills (Photos)

Old people in Ghana are growing healthier with unique dancing skills (Photos)

- A dance programme for the aged in Ghana is ongoing at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana

- It is a collaboration between the dance department of the university and the Centre for Aging Studies

- The programme takes place on Thursdays and Fridays between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

YEN.com.gh has learned that a dance and wellness programme is being held at the University of Ghana, Legon, for the aged in Ghana.

Information available shows that the activity takes place at the dance department of the School of Performing Arts of the university.

The programme has been going on for about a year and a half now and it is deemed necessary as there appears to be no policy in place for old people in Ghana.

Old people in Ghana are growing healthier with unique dancing skills (Photos)

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The motive is to ensure that the wellbeing of the aged in society are improved as aging comes with a myriad of health issues such as cardio challenges and decline in mobility.

It is also to ensure that old people do not stay at home and lose their lives as a result of loneliness.

The Centre for Aging Studies in collaboration with the dance department intend to assist Ghanaians who are advanced in age.

This, in the long run, would help ease the burden on the health facilities present in the country.

Old people in Ghana are growing healthier with unique dancing skills (Photos)

Source: Facebook.com/Dede Djamaki Tetteh
Source: UGC

People aged 50 years and above, therefore, meet every Thursday and Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to dance for an hour, rest a bit and then continue.

The dance techniques are designed to be less strenuous and participants have their blood pressures recorded before the start of the session.

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In the photo which appeared on a day to mark the birthday of her grandfather, she looked lovely in a bikini.

In the first of the two photos, Princess is seen wearing a blue kimono over the bikini as she posed for the camera.

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